Summary: This is an inductive Bible survey of the gospel of Luke that examines major themes and topics with a study of major divisions.

Luke Book Survey

I. Divide and Title

A. Sectional Divisions

1:1-4 Preface

1:5 - 2:52 Birth Narrative

3:1 - 4:13 Preparation of Jesus

4:14 - 9:50 The Ministry in Galilee

9:51 - 19:27 The trip to Jerusalem

19:28 - 21:38 The Ministry in Jerusalem

22:1 - 23:56 The Death Narrative

24:1 - 53 The Resurrection Narrative

B. Segmental Divisions

1.1-4 Preface

1.5-45 The visitation narrative

1.46-80 The praise narrative

2.1-52 The birth and early life of Jesus

3.1-24 John prepares Jesus

3.25-4.13 God prepares Jesus

4.14-5.16 Jesus Begins His Early ministry

5:17-6.11 Jesus faces opposition

6.12-7.50 Jesus trains the Twelve

8.1-9.50 Jesus’ unique ministry and mission

9.51-11.13 Jesus sends the seventy

11.14-13.30 Renewed opposition and Jesus continues to teach

13.31-15. Jesus with the Pharisees

16.1-19.27 Jesus teaches on the kingdom

19.28-21.4 Jesus enters and claims the Kingdom

21:5-38 Jesus predicts the destruction of Jerusalem

22.1-46 Jesus’ final moments with the disciples

22.47-65 Jesus is arrested

22.66-23.43 Jesus is tried and crucified

23.44-56 Death and Burial

24.1-35 The resurrection and Jesus’ first appearance

24.36-53 Jesus with the disciples

C. Paragraph Divisions

1:1-4 Preface

1:5-25 Angel visits Zechariah

1:26-38 Angel visits Mary

1:39-45 Mary visits with Elizabeth

1:46-56 Mary’s Song

1:57-66 John is born

1:67-80 Zechariah’s Song

2:1-7 Jesus is born

2:8-20 Shepherds visit baby Jesus

2:21-38 Jesus at the Temple

2:41-52 Jesus teaches the teachers

3:1-20 John prepares the way

3:21-38 Baptism and genealogy of Jesus

4:1-13 The temptation of Jesus

4:14-30 Jesus is rejected at Nazareth

4:31-37 Jesus casts out a demon

4:38-44 Jesus heals many

5:1-11 Miraculous catch of fish

5:12-16 Jesus heals a leper

5:17-26 Jesus heals a paralyzed man

5:27-31 Matthew’s dinner

5:32-39 Jesus teaches on fasting

6:1-11 Lord of the Sabbath

6:12-16 Selection of the Twelve

6:17-26 The Beatitudes

6:27-36 Love your enemies

6:37-42 Criticism of others

6:43-45 The fruit from life

6:46-49 Houses on rock and sand

7:1-10 The centurions faith

7:11-17 Jesus raises the widow’s son

7:18-35 John’s doubt

7:36-50 Jesus feet anointed

8:1-15 Parable of the lamp

8:19-21 The true family of Christ

8:22-25 Jesus calms the storm

8:26-39 Jesus sends demons into pigs

8:40-56 The dual miracle: Two healing stories

9:1-9 Jesus sends the Twelve and John is killed

9:10-17 Jesus feeds the five thousand

9:18-20 Peter proclaims Jesus is the Messiah

9:21-27 Jesus predicts His death for the first time

9:28-36 The Transfiguration

9:37-43 Jesus casts demon out of a boy

9:44-45 Jesus predicts His death a second time

9:46-50 Actions of the Disciples

9:51-56 Journey to Jerusalem begins

9:57-62 The cost of discipleship

10:1-24 Jesus sends the 72

10:25-37 Parable of the Good Samaritan

10:38-42 Jesus visits Mary and Martha

11:1-13 The Lord’s prayer

11:14-28 Jesus answers critics

11:29-32 Warning about unbelief

11:33-36 Teaching of the lamp

11:37-54 Jesus criticized religious leadership

12:1-12 Jesus deals with hypocrisy

12:13-21 Parable of the rich fool

12:22-34 Warnings about worry

12:35-48 Warnings about being prepared for the coming of Christ

12:49-53 Warnings about division

12:54-59 Warnings of the future

13:1-9 The call to repent

13:10-17 Jesus heals a crippled woman

13:18-21 Teachings on the Kingdom

13:22-30 Entry to the Kingdom

13:31-35 Jesus grieves over Jerusalem

14:1-14 Jesus heals a man with dropsy

14:15-24 Parable of the feast

14:25-35 Cost of Discipleship

15:1-7 Parable of the lost sheep

15:8-10 Parable of the lost coin

15:11-31 Parable of the lost son

16:1-15 Parable of the manager

16:16-18 Teachings on divorce

16:19-31 Rich man and Lazarus

17:1-10 Forgiveness and faith

17:11-19 Jesus heals the ten lepers

17:20-37 The coming Kingdom

18:1-8 Parable of the persistent widow

18:9-14 Parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector

18:18-30 The rich young man

18:31-34 Jesus blesses the children

18:35-43 Jesus heals a blind beggar

19:1-10 The story of Zacchaeus

19:11-27 Parable of the King’s servants

19:28-44 The Entry

19:45-48 Jesus clears the Temple

20:1-8 Religious leaders question Jesus’ authority

20:9-19 Parable of the wicked tenants

20:20-26 Questions about taxes

20:27-40 Questions about the resurrection

20:41-47 Jesus confronts religious leaders

21:1-4 The poor widow

21:5-24 Jesus tells about the future

21:25-33 Jesus tells about the return

21:34-38 Jesus teaches about being watchful

22:1-6 The plot to kill Jesus

22:7-38 The Last Supper

22:39-46 Jesus in the garden

22:47-53 Jesus is arrested

22:54-62 Peter denies knowing Jesus

22:63-65 Jesus is mocked

22:66 -71 Jesus before the Jewish authorities

23.1-5 Jesus before Pilate

23.6-12 Jesus before Herod

23.13-25 Jesus is returned to Pilate

23:26-43 The Crucifixion

23:44-49 Jesus dies on the cross

23:50-56 Jesus laid in the tomb

24:1-12 The Resurrection

24:13-35 The Emmaus road

24:36-49 Jesus appears to Disciples twice

24:50-53 The Ascension

II. Structural Analysis

A. Recurrences

1. Miracles: The author records the various miracles that occur in the ministry of Jesus in two distinct personal ways. The first are the miracles performed by the Father and the second are the miracles performed by Jesus. a. Father: The author shows how God the Father is at work in the lives of His people and how He is at work in the life of His Son. It is important to see the role that God the Father plays in this book because it bridges the gap between the Old and New Testaments. It is this bridging that brings forth a clear understanding that Jesus is indeed God incarnate.

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